Sunday, December 22, 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas & New Year Wish List

Christmas and New Year list as below :

First one to come will be a bag I saw on zalora website which is Velvet Patent Shoulder Bag :


Velvet Patent Shoulder bag





Second one will be Korea Love Pink Hangbag 256.


Love the looks of it..Really want this..




I love the simple look of this..Just wished it was in the color of yellow or black and white.


Now I will be going into the cosmetic department which is my favorite.


   
Gaiety

Orgasm

Though I have SleekMakeUp & TBS Blusher,I would love to try other blushers like NARS as I have heard great raves about it.


Coming up next is Lush Product : Breath of Fresh Air 






NYX Matte Lipstick "Shocking Pink"

Today I will be reviewing about NYX Matte Lipstick in the color of "SHOCKING PINK".



I got this lipstick through cherryculture.com in May 2013 and I am only reviewing it now.I have no idea why I did not review it till now..I could have missed out on this.

Coming to the product,it is a matte lipstick which comes in 22 different colors from red to brown to pink to orange.I choose pink since I don't own one in that shade.

The texture of this is a bit creamy after applying lip balm.I apply it in the morning and by lunch time it is half gone and require touch ups after few hours.I won't say that the staying power is really great(which I found other bloggers to say is really great) and I am pondering where did I go wrong??For me the staying power will be around 4hours to 5hours.I love the color because it is great to wear it for work and party.



As of now,I have one nude from TBS,one pink from cherry cultrue,one red from NYX & one lipgloss from Burts Bees.A caution before I proceed will be that this lipstick is not at all meant for those with severe dry lips even if you apply with lipbalm and for those with dry lips can try using a lipbalm and see how it works out for you..


PROS :


  • Will work for those with dry lip(make sure to scrub the lips and use lip liner)
  • Many other colors available
CONS : 

  • Not many girls will be daring enough to try this color out
  • Severe dry lip girls kindly stay away from this
  • Don't find it to be moisturising


Monday, December 16, 2013

LUSH CELEBRATE BODY LOTION REVIEW


Where I got it :

Sister bought it for my birthday from Lush Singapore store. Price is SGD 43 per 225g

What I got : 

Lush Celebrate Body Lotion of 225g.




What Lush says about this :

It is the perfect lotion to put on before the festive mood begins.Cocoa butter and almond oil will replenish and moisturize the skin.It is full of fragrance, rich and creamy.This is one of our first preservatives free lotions. 

What is my thought :

I love the smell of the lotion which has citrus smell in it.The creamy texture and the way it gets absorbed into my skin once I apply it onto my hands and body is really smooth though it can get bit greasy if you apply way too much.

I am not so bothered about the greasy part because I am so in love with this product and the smell does linger around for quite a long time..Imagine applying this in the morning and by the time you come back home,you still can smell this on your hand..One last thing before the sad part,this tub should last you for 4 months unless you are someone who uses a lot daily.As for me,I have been used it since November 2013 & now it is December 16th and it has not even reached half the tube yet.

Only sad thing is I am not sure if they will be keeping this limited edition product.




Feel the smoothness

AVAILABILITY : Lush Singapore stores or Lush Sg Online

Once this is over,I will be trying other body lotion from LUSH though this is my HG body lotion for now.


Friday, December 13, 2013

Bellabox Beauty Subscription Box

Bellabox Singapore is a company where they send sample size products for those who are interested in makeup,skincare,bath & body, hair & nails and tools and tricks products...You have a choice of choosing to pay monthly or 12months..You can even gift this bellabox samples to someone for 3 months / 6 months / 12months.All of these has free delivery..

I got curious and decided to try out the monthly payment incase I don't like it and can cancel it anytime.Last week I signed up for it and today I got the parcel..I was super super excited to check out the contents..Check out the contents below :






Model Co Fat Lash Mascara


Himalaya Neem Face Wash


Jacqueline Nail Lacquer

JT Hairclips

Harnn Oriental Rose Hand Balm 

Belief Mask

Belief Serum for oily skin

I will  be back with the reviews after 2 weeks..


Thursday, November 28, 2013

LUSH Volcano Foot Mask

I knew there was face mask but never knew that foot mask..I know some of you will be gasping that where on earth are you living and you don't know the existence of the foot mask?I seriously did not know at all but once I got to know about it,you could say I was in luck.I did not get it by my own but my sister asked me what I wanted to for my birthday and I told that I want LUSH Volcano Foot Mask.She said fine and in the end she got me the Foot Mask and a Body Lotion.Continue reading to see if I like it or not.

What Lush says about the Foot Mask :

- Fresh Papayas and lemon juices meant for cleansing

- Tomatoes,potatoes and anti-fungal essential oils remove odor and foot gremlins

- Spice up your life : Stimulating cinnamon leaf oil leaves your feet tingling

- Ten Toes Up       :  A totally refreshing and transformative experience

- Rough stuff          : Pumice is great exfoliant to remove the dead skin on our feet 


How to use it :

Slather on our thick kaolin and pumice Volcano Foot Mask to draw out the impurities and dirt from our feet and remove rough skin.After ten minutes,scrub off the foot mask for a baby like soft skin feet.

This photo is taken from LUSH website



My Feet Experience :

I am someone who used to wear a lot of strap slippers and sometimes I do wear flats too..Because of this,my feet skin had this dark mark of the strap left on my right feet.Ontop of that,I have cracked heels on both my feet and no matter what products I tried did not seem to help to improve my cracked heels.

This is how my feet looked like before applying the mask


How I used it will be I take certain amount of mask onto my hands and apply to my feet.


After which I tie using a plastic bag to my leg and rest for around 20 minutes though it did say 10 minutes.While waiting for the time to be up,I could feel that burning sensation plus the feet been cleaned up from dirt.


After which I go to the bathroom,remove the plastic bag and start to rub the mask off with water running under the tap.While rubbing the foot mask,I could see dirt coming out from my feet and my feet becoming a lot brighter than before.After that,apply foot lotion or like how I did was to use Johnson & Johnson Baby Lotion to moisturise my feet.

See this photo to believe it.I can guarantee you that there is no gimmick or anything to it.

Where to buy from :

  1. Lush Sg website which includes delivery charges
  2. You could head down to the Lush Stores which is at Orchard or Suntec City
Price : SGD 21 for 125g

PROS:

  • Made up of mostly natural ingredients(my number one favourite)
  • Cleared off most of my feet mark within the first use
  • Soften the skin
  • Finished my tube and brightened up my feet a lot

CONS :
  • Have to finish it within a month


Final Verdict :

I will definitely repurchase it.As I am drafting this blog,I just finished it around 2hrs back.I am waiting for my next outing on Saturday to get that plus a foot lotion again.

Another thing is that LUSH has written on the tub is use 5 tubs or tubes and exchange it for a fresh face mask for free.I am done with this one and I will be getting the next one plus I have a body lotion tub to finish..


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Body Shop Color Crush Lipstick (Color 310 : Crush On Caramel Matte)

I am back after a long long break from blogging..I had something to take care of and working at the same time just didn't leave me time to write reviews..Without further introduction,I am going to share my opinion on TBS Color Crush Lipstick (Crush On Caramel Matte).


The Body Shop launched the Color Crush lipstick recently with 24 different colors.It has different finishing like matte,sparkly,pearlescent  and been a lipstick lover,I told myself that I definitely need to get atleast one color to see how it goes.So I went to TBS and tried few colors before deciding on Color 310.Reason for taking this nude color was because I already had two reds and one pink color.



Description from TBS website :

- High impact color
- Rich moisture
- Has subtle rose scent


Price : SGD 22.90 for 3.50g




Pros :

- Love the way the color appears on my lips(nude)

- Shimmery nude 

- Ease of application plus you have to  scrub lips and moisture it with lip balm before applying)

- Finishing for this is matte which is not a good idea for extreme dry lips(I have dry lips but not extreme and it worked perfectly)


Cons :

- Staying power could have been longer which lasted around 3 to 4 hours on my lips

- Price is on the expensive side


Final Verdict :

I would want to try a pearlescent and sparkly finish from this.I would keep this as extra till my NYX and MAC finishes.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Forest Essentials Hair Cleanser & Conditioner (Mysore Sandal & Vetivier)

I am back with the post for Forest Essentials Hair Cleanser & Conditioner Mysore Sandal Vetivier.

Since Forest Essentials derive from natural ingredients and I am a sucker for products with natural ingredients,I ordered this with few others immediately without giving it a second thought.Stay tune to find out if I have a love or hate relationship with this.

Hair Cleanser with Sandalwood and Vetivier



Product Description :

These gently cleansing shampoos with Amla Juice,Reetha,Soya Protein,Coconut oil and herbal infusions
give natural shine,swing and fragrance.Our shampoos based on Ayurvedic formula are free from harsh chemicals.


Price : INR 680 (SGD 13.60) Hair Cleanser  &  INR 780 (SGD 15.60) Hair Conditioner


My Experience :

The reason why I got this shampoo was because of sandalwood in it.I love anything that has sandalwood as one of the main ingredients in it and I can keep smelling it the whole day as I am totally in love with it.

This cleanser has sandalwood smell it and it really smells nice.I doubt those who hate sandalwood smell will like it as it has a bit too strong of sandalwood smell which only lovers of this can love it.If you use other shampoos which has chemicals in it,the shampoo lathers up because of the chemicals but this shampoo does not lather up at all.I apply this cleanser on alternate days as I have oily scalp.

I am not totally in love with this cleanser and conditioner because it only gives shine to my hair and does not do anything else as prescribed.

In the end,though I loved the sandalwood smell  but it didn't help my oily scalp.


Monday, October 21, 2013

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil

Introducing the newly launched Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil.It comes in 16 different colors which varies from brown(should I call it brown or nude) to red to pinkish color and why even a whitish color is available.



The packaging comes in a purple like tube box as shown in the photo and below on the box,the shade will be written on it so always make sure you check the shade inside and out before purchasing it.One thing I like about this is that the color shown is what that actually comes up when applied on the lips.

It is enriched with Jojoba oil,Vitamin E and Cottonseed Oil which ensures a smooth application.

Color 69 UD 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil

I purchased the color 69 as I wanted to match it with my NYX Matte lipstick color. 

I got to say I am a beginner in this and this was my first time applying a lip liner.I was really worried that I won't be able to use it on my lips.While applying,my hands did shiver but somehow I managed to draw the outline of my lips accurately and I even managed to apply the lipstick after this.

If I usually just use my NYX Matter lipstick on my lips even with lip balm,after few hours my lips tends to get dry but when I used it with Urban Decay's Lip Pencil,my lips was thoroughly kept moisturised and hydrated.



I wore this for a party that I attended & I was surprised that it lasted me for around 5hours though it did transfer a bit to the cup when I took a sip.




Price : SGD 34/- (from Sephora Singapore)


PROS :

- Easy to apply
- Does not pull at the lips when applying
- Creamy
- Hydrating & Moisturising
- Lips was not feeling dried at all

CONS :

- Expensive

Final Verdict : Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil color 69 is a definite must have in your vanity pouch.

P.S. You can get it from this website if you cannot find it in your country or if it is not launched in your country yet.



Thursday, October 17, 2013

NYX Jumbo Pencils

NYX was a brand I never knew that existed till I entered into cherryculture website.I saw the Jumbo Pencils and decided to read some reviews about them before buying.It is always best to read reviews before buying.

NYX Jumbo Pencil has 32 amazing colors to chose from though it is tempting to buy all 32 of them,I boughly only two of them : Milky White & Black Bean with the sharperner.


Left to Right Side : Milky White - Black Bean - Sharperner

Description :

In my own words,it can be used as eyeliner,eyeshadow or applied to the inner crease to brighten up your eyes or to make it look bigger. 

These pencils are a must have in your makeup for simple outings,office use or smokey effects for parties to glam up.


My Experience :

Milky white is a creamy transparent colors which can be layered up to make your eyes looks fresher and bigger.When applied to eyes,it melts right into your eyes and disappears totally.I have not used them as eyeshadow stand alone so I cannot comment on it as of yet.

If you want your eyeshadow to look more intensified, apply your eyeshadow primer (like UD,Too Faced Insurance) then apply this Milky White then your eyeshadow & most of the colors will show up pretty well.Not only that but for oily lids,the eyeshadow color stays for long time as well..It did work for my oily lids and stayed up for mostly 8hours.

I also used this Milky White as eyeliner.I loved how easily it glided onto my eyes.Only disappointment is that it does not stay as long as expected.It only lasted 1hour on my lids though it did not completely disappear.There will be a before and after photo of this when I use it next time.

As for Black Bean,it is a intensify black color that is great for smokey effects.

Price : USD 4.50 (Cherry culture is having a discount going on so go grab them right away.Price after discount : USD 3.50)


LOVE :
  • Can be used as eyeliner 
  • Layers up pretty well
  • 32 colors to chose from

CONS :

  • Not long lasting for eyeliner especially oily lid girls






My First Empties

Been a makeup hoarder is not easy as whenever you see a new product coming up & falling head and heels over that product ,you wont be able to resist but to buy it ASAP.I don't usually see if I have finished my old products and buy the new one.

This is my first empties after few years of been a hoarder.


  1. Forest Essentials Delicate Cleanser (Saffron & Neem) : This is a real life saver for me.If I will repurchase this again,my answer is a big YES.
    2.  Forest Essentials Hair Cleanser & Conditioner (Mysore Sandal) : Not that good except for shiny
         hair.Won't be trying this again.

    This is a small step to my first empties..I hope my second empties will be much better than this.


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Makeup Forever Duo Mat Powder

Today I am going to review about MUFE Duo Mat Powder Foundation.


Description :

The Duo Mat compact powder comes in a practical case which includes a mirror and a sponge, for a shine-free finish. It covers blemishes and perfectly evens out the complexion. Its formula provides a fresh feeling upon application, as well as exceptional hold and comfortable wear from morning to evening.


The lighting does unjustice to the color of the powder

Price : SGD 60(need to check again)

Quantity : 10g


My review:

In Singapore,we have MUFE in Sephora stores & at the same time their own MUFE shop(my first time trying out the brand).So I went to their own store & the sales lady there was really helpful to patiently chose the shade for me.Took around 40min till I decided which was the correct color for me.

It comes in a black round compact type of pan with a small mirror & sponge.

When I used this,it does give medium coverage & not full coverage.My face looks fresh when using it & keeps my oily skin at bay for around 4hours. After 4 hours,my face especially my T Zone gets so oily that I need to keep blotting my face and by the time I reach home,my full face is  very oily.I would recommend this for people with normal to combination skin & as for oily skin people,it is best to keep away from it.The staying power for this is really good & I am using it mainly because of that.

Final Verdict :

For normal to combination skin girls,go ahead & try it..Sorry oily skin beauties stay away from this..Even I am going to stay away from this & have to find a new powder foundation again.


Any recommendations for oily skin?



Sunday, September 8, 2013

IVC Giveaway

Indian Vanity Case is having a giveaway and it is International..So check it out and try your luck in it plus read up her great helpful article for good knowledge..

http://www.indianvanitycase.com/2013/08/4th-blog-anniversary-giveaway-win-ysl.html?showComment=1378682012013#c608864056677487668

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Body Shop Tea Tree Cool & Cream Wash + Squeaky Clean Scrub Review

Today's post is going to be on The Body Shop Tea Tree Cool & Cream Wash + Squeaky Clean Scrub Review. The packaging is shown in the photos below.




How I found out about the product was I passed by TBS one day after work & thought of going in to see if there was any products on sale to try.I went inside & saw this..I usually have the habit of asking few questions before buying any of the products plus I prefer checking it out on my own before been approached by a SA..I took this product and was scanning through when a SA came by and asked if I needed any help so I told about my skin & they said tea tree is the right product for blemised oily skin so I decided to try this and picked it up..Best thing was the original price was around SGD 60plus and since they just released this,members got it for SGD 30(cannot remember the price though).I felt really happy that I decided to explore this at the right timing because there is no way am I going to pay SGD 60 for this which I consider it to be way too expensive.

TBS Tea Tree Cool & Cream Wash 

The Body Shop Claim:

Our cool new cleansing sensation is the perfect wake-up call for blemished skin. Use daily for a velvety-soft cleanse with a blast of cool freshness

- Cool, creamy texture
- Designed for blemished skin
- Helps remove impurities


Price : SGD 20.90 for 100ml








The texture is creamy with white color plus it has tea tree smell which has this heavenly smell.

I tried out this wash for two days & so far it seems fine with my face..It has the cooling sensation after washing my face..The sad part of this will be that it last only for one hour or so and not the whole day.I love the cool clean squeaky feeling that I get with this.Relish that cool moment with TBS plus it does not lather up like other face wash that I have tried in the past..


Loved :


  • Sensation cool feeling
  • Comes in tube form
  • Cleanse my face very well
  • Does not lather much(i prefer it this way)

Cons :
  • Cool feeling is for an hour or so

The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub

The Body Shop Claim:

Effortlessly removes accumulated dirt and impurities of the day. Suspended within our vibrant cooling gel, specially selected exfoliants gently uproot impurities whilst caring bursting beads release their skin loving goodness.



  • Unclogs pores
  • Smoother & clearer skin
  • Non-drying

    Price : SGD 24.90 for 100ml


  • Sorry this pic is a bit blur


    I find it so difficult to find a good scrub that makes my face feel clean so I ventured into The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub.As you can see in the photo above that it is green in color and liquid type with very small particles that can only be felt when scrubbed on the face.

    I took a small amount for my face and applied on my face before scrubbing it and while scrubbing the face,you will be able to feel the menthol like feeling on ur face..It is like as if the scrub is taking away the impurities from your face and making it so clean again.After which,you wash the face with warm water and when you touch your face(esp areas like nose and other places where you feel it is rough),you will feel that it is soft to touch again..




    Loved :


    • Sensation cool feeling
    • Comes in tube form
    • Felt squeaky clean again

    Cons :
    • Wished the feeling was lasting

    Will I repurchase both of them again?For the face wash,I won't because I am satisfied with my current Forest Essentials Ubtan(which I have yet to review as I just got it 2 weeks back).

    As for the face scrub,I will definitely repurchase it..Worth all the while though feeling is less..







    Thursday, August 15, 2013

    Forest Essentials Delicate Cleanser (Kashmiri Saffron & Neem)

    Just went through my blog & realized that I have not blogged about 15 products that I have so I decided to write one everyday & post it(cross my fingers I can do it everyday that is except weekend as I use that timing to dedicate it to my 3yr old Krishna)..

    As I come to the post,I am seriously a huge FAN of Forest Essentials and this is one product that I am also in love with right now which is Delicate Cleanser Kashmiri Saffron & Neem..I love anything that comes in Saffron but not Neem..So you can imagine the plight I was in as to whether should I give it a try or not as I hate Neem smell totally..I run in the opposite direction when I smell Neem..I did take a while & also I did read up before buying this..At last one fine day,I decided to give it a try..




    Product Description :

    The first rule of Ayurvedic skin care is to cleanse, tone and nourish. The secret to proper cleansing is to remove dead cells and toxins, clear clogged pores and clean make-up without stripping the skin’s natural oils and moisture content.

    Way to use :

    Splash water on face then take small amount of the cleanser and rub on the face.Finally wash away with warm water..

    Ingredients :

    Pure distilled Rosewater,Pure distilled Marigold water,Pure distilled Kewda water,Pure distilled Jasmine water,Lemon juice,Organic honey,Neem Oil,Nagkesar,Anantmool,Kumud,Pure Saffron Extract

    I was excited to get this product when it reached my house..When I opened the bottle,I smelled Saffron and nothing of Neem(wondered why not even slight neem smell was in it)..

    It comes in a tall transparent bottle with a stopper in it.Not knowing that it was a stopper(thought it was to control the amount of oil to be released when I needed to use it),I kept it that way till I used it in the end.The yellow face wash is liquid.

    This face wash was ayurvedic and surprisingly gentle on my skin though I did worry that it will break my skin out but it did not at all.I like the ease of application for it.I could feel that my oily face was moisturised first thing in the morning when I used it and also used it at night after using my makeup remover to erase off all my makeup.


    Love or Hate relationship?

    It is definitely a love relationship..I got this on March and it lasted me till beginning of August which is around 5months..I am going to buy this soon but before that I will see if there is any other facial cleanser I can use from FE for my oily skin..Definitely not going bk to chemicals at all..

    Wednesday, August 14, 2013

    MAC Studio Finish Concealer

    Today I have another product to review..Check it out if I have a love relationship or hatred relationship with it..

    Introducing MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer which comes in a pot..



    Product Description :

    A lightweight, creamy, discreetly opaque concealer. Provides a smooth, long-wearing invisible coverage for all skin blemishes. Water-resistant, fragrance-free and non-acnegenic. This emollient-based, lightweight concealer is so concentrated that a tiny amount can provide opaque coverage of the skin's imperfections and discolourations. It effectively covers dark circles, blemishes, moles, tattoos and birthmarks. Enriched with antioxidants (derivatives of Vitamin A and Vitamin E), it also contains silica to help absorb the skin's oils. Concealer has broad spectrum SPF 35 protection and is available in a wide range of colours.


    How I went about buying it :


    I bought this concealer as I have a lot of pimple scars to hide(I know I can use photoshop to do it but too lazy) & I thought of giving MAC a try since I have not tried their concealer before..I went to the shop and got the SA to help me pick the right one & I got this in the end..I was very happy as I thought I will be using this for a long time but I did not know that would not be the case..

    Packaging wise I liked it because it is small and comes like in a travel size pot..Only bad thing will be (for those who have no concealer brush like me in the beginning)to use fingers to apply which I kinda of find it to be unhygienic..I wont have mind if they provided a sponge..



    Application wise :

     I scoop using my fingertips and apply using my ring finger till scars are covered then I use my MUFE Duo Mat Powder ontop of it.

    Results :

    I tried it on my face and it worked well in concealing my medium scars but only thing was the next day I found too many pimples on my face n I didnt apply concealer the next day..I thought some other products were giving me the problem but till now until I applied the concealer there was no problem so I decided to try it again & when I did, unfortunately the next day more pimples started erupting & that is when I decided to put a stop to my MAC concealer..I decided if I would buy concealer,I would rather go elsewhere than MAC..

    Verdict : It will be a big "NAH" for me becz it causes my face to break out into pimples..I have found a solution to it & will be reviewing that soon..



    Saturday, July 27, 2013

    The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil


    My skin seems to be behaving itself for all days except during the menses time..Around 1 week before I get my menses,I will start getting my pimples which really irritated me..This week suddenly when I woke up,I seem to have a large pimple on my face..Something that I was not expecting at all so I decided to try the TBS Tea Tree Oil sample I got as sample when I bought other stuffs few weeks back..

    This is how my pimple looked like on Day 1 :


    It looks big but not sure why it is looking small in the photo..

    Day 2 :



    What Body Shop Claims :

    "Our best-selling Tea Tree Oil is a natural, targeted solution to help clear blemishes quickly and effectively without over-drying the skin. Renowned for its anti-bacterial benefits, the Tea Tree Oil also helps to soothe blemished skin."


    Ingredients :

    Community Trade organic tea tree oil from Kenya - an ingredient renowned for its anti-bacterial benefits, an infusion perfect to help blemished skin

    Tamanu Oil from Madagascar - traditionally used to promote healthy-looking skin and has fantastic skin moisturising properties

    Lemon Tea Tree from Kenya - Anti-bacterial to give the products a zesty fragrance


    Price : SGD 18.90 for 10ml

    How to use it :

    Wash your face then toner & moisturize before applying TBS Tea Tree Oil..Take a bit of the oil onto ur fingertips and apply on the blemishes

    .If you are a housewife or staying at home most of the time,u can use it twice to thrice a day but if you are a working person like me then it is best to apply at night before sleeping..I usually apply after cleaning,moisturising & then the TBS Tea Tree Oil.





    As you can see from the last photo that it is a transparent liquid oil with tea tree oil smell which was a bit too strong for me at first but now after applying it for few weeks,I am used to the smell that it does not matter to me anymore..


    My Thoughts

    It did work for me but not fully as compared to nixoderm..I applied nixoderm on Day 4 and on Day 5 the pimple literally reduce a lot that it is small I cannot see it..I will definitely still use this in conjuction with NIXODERM.

    Only thing I wished they will change the packaging to a pump like bottle which will cause less spillage..